(noun.) the star that is the source of light and heat for the planets in the solar system; 'the sun contains 99.85% of the mass in the solar system'; 'the Earth revolves around the Sun'.
(noun.) any star around which a planetary system revolves.
(noun.) a person considered as a source of warmth or energy or glory etc.
(verb.) expose one's body to the sun.
(verb.) expose to the rays of the sun or affect by exposure to the sun; 'insolated paper may turn yellow and crumble'; 'These herbs suffer when sunned'.
(n.) See Sunn.
(n.) The luminous orb, the light of which constitutes day, and its absence night; the central body round which the earth and planets revolve, by which they are held in their orbits, and from which they receive light and heat. Its mean distance from the earth is about 92,500,000 miles, and its diameter about 860,000.
(n.) Any heavenly body which forms the center of a system of orbs.
(n.) The direct light or warmth of the sun; sunshine.
(n.) That which resembles the sun, as in splendor or importance; any source of light, warmth, or animation.
(v. t.) To expose to the sun's rays; to warm or dry in the sun; as, to sun cloth; to sun grain.
n. Day-Star, orb of day.
n. the body which is the source of light and heat to our planetary system: a body which forms the centre of a system of orbs: that which resembles the sun in brightness or value: the sunshine: a revolution of the earth round the sun a year: sunrise day: (her.) a bearing representing the sun.—v.t. to expose to the sun's rays.—v.i. to become warm in the sunshine:—pr.p. sun′ning; pa.t. and pa.p. sunned.—n. Sun′beam a beam or ray of the sun.—adjs. Sun′-beat -en smitten by the rays of the sun.—ns. Sun′-bird a family of small tropical birds the male with resplendent metallic plumage; Sun′-bitt′ern a South American bird about the size of a small curlew long-legged and long-necked with brilliant many-coloured markings; Sun′-bonn′et a light bonnet projecting beyond the face to protect from the sun; Sun′bow an iris formed by the sun esp. in the spray of a cataract; Sun′burn a burning or scorching by the sun esp. the browning of the skin of the face hands &c. exposed to the sun.—adjs. Sun′burned Sun′burnt burned or discoloured by the sun.—n. Sun′burst a strong outburst of sunlight.—adj. Sun′-clad clothed in radiant light.—ns. Sun′-crack one of the superficial markings frequently seen on the surfaces of thin-bedded flagstones and argillaceous sandstones; Sun′dawn the light of the dawning sun; Sun′dew a plant of the genus Drosera found in bogs and moist heathy ground; Sun′-dī′al an instrument for measuring time by means of the motion of the sun's shadow cast by a style erected on its surface; Sun′-dog a mock sun or parhelion; Sun′down sunset: a hat with a wide brim to shade the eyes; Sun′downer in Australia a loafer who saunters from station to station in the interior arriving about sundown in the hope of getting free rations and lodging for the night: a physician in government employment who practises for private fees after his official hours.—adj. Sun′-dried dried by exposure to the sun.—ns. Sun′-fish a fish whose body resembles the forepart of a larger fish cut short off supposed to be so called from its nearly circular form; Sun′flower a plant so called from its flower which is a large disc with yellow rays; Sun′god the sun considered as a deity; Sun′hat a light hat with wide brim to shade the face from the sun.—adj. Sun′less without the sun: deprived of the sun or its rays: shaded: dark.—ns. Sun′lessness; Sun′light the light of the sun.—adjs. Sun′like like the sun; Sun′lit lighted up by the sun.—n. Sun′-myth a solar myth (see Solar).—p.adj. Sunned exposed to the sun.—n. Sun′niness.—adj. Sun′ny pertaining to coming from or like the sun: exposed to warmed or coloured by the sun's rays.—ns. Sun′-pict′ure -print a photograph; Sun′rise Sun′rising the rising or first appearance of the sun above the horizon: the time of this rising: the east; Sun′set Sun′setting the setting or going down of the sun: the west; Sun′shade a ladies' parasol: an awning; Sun′shine the shining light of the sun: the place on which it shines: warmth.—adjs. Sun′shine Sun′shiny bright with sunshine: pleasant: bright like the sun; Sun′-smitt′en smitten by the rays of the sun.—ns. Sun′spot one of the dark irregular spots appearing on the surface of the sun; Sun′stone aventurine feldspar.—adj. Sun′-strick′en.—n. Sun′stroke a nervous disease from exposure to the sun.—adv. Sun′ward toward the sun.—ns. Sun′-wor′ship adoration of the sun; Sun′-wor′shipper.—Be in the sunshine Have the sun in one's eyes to be in liquor to be drunk; Take the sun to ascertain the latitude from the sun; Under the sun in the world on earth.
To dream of seeing a clear, shining sunrise, foretells joyous events and prosperity, which give delightful promises. To see the sun at noontide, denotes the maturity of ambitions and signals unbounded satisfaction. To see the sunset, is prognostic of joys and wealth passing their zenith, and warns you to care for your interests with renewed vigilance. A sun shining through clouds, denotes that troubles and difficulties are losing hold on you, and prosperity is nearing you. If the sun appears weird, or in an eclipse, there will be stormy and dangerous times, but these will eventually pass, leaving your business and domestic affairs in better forms than before.
A yellow arrival from Way Down East, who goes west daily, operates a heating and lighting trust, draws water, prints pictures, develops crops, liquidates the ice business and tans skins on the side. Profits by his daily rays and always has a shine.
- Himself has hitherto sufficed to the toil, and the toil draws near its close: his glorious sun hastens to its setting. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 简·爱.
- And after this cry and strife the sun may rise and see him worsted. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 雪莉.
- I shall no longer see the sun or stars, or feel the winds play on my cheeks. 玛丽·雪莱. 弗兰肯斯坦.
- Still, said Maurice pertinently, the sun is still below the eastern side of the mountain, yet the air is quite warm. 弗格斯·休姆. 奇幻岛.
- For example, if the sun's rays fall upon silver chloride, a chemical action immediately begins, and as a result we have two separate substances, chlorine and silver. 伯莎M.克拉克. 科学通论.
- God was the loving father of all life, as incapable of showing favour as the universal sun. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- What with loss of sleep, arduous exercise, and a full belly, Tarzan of the Apes slept the sun around, awakening about noon of the following day. 埃德加·赖斯·巴勒斯. 人猿泰山.
- The time occupied by the apparition of these meteors was comparatively short; suddenly the three mock suns united in one, and plunged into the sea. 玛丽·雪莱. 最后一个人.
- The tasimeter has been used to demonstrate heat from remote stars (suns), such as Arcturus. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- It is, says Chadband, the ray of rays, the sun of suns, the moon of moons, the star of stars. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- The hottest suns of India never heated his temper; and the Walcheren ague never shook it. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- They were all to me--the suns of my benighted soul--repose in my weariness--slumber in my sleepless woe. 玛丽·雪莱. 最后一个人.
- Red suns and tufts of fire one by one began to arise, flecking the whole country round. 托马斯·哈代. 还乡.
- Around this the suns keep their orbits harmoniously, all apparent irregularities arising from our eccentric view. 李贝. 西洋科学史.
- He stood complacently sunning himself in the heat. 托马斯·哈代. 还乡.
- He was just in the act of throwing a clod at a mud-turtle which was sunning itself on a small log in the brook. 马克·吐温. 傻子出国记.
- He had left Betteredge, an hour since, sunning himself in the customary corner of the back yard. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- Gray lizards, those heirs of ruin, of sepulchres and desolation, glided in and out among the rocks or lay still and sunned themselves. 马克·吐温. 傻子出国记.